In the video “Sick Around the World” in the segment of the Japanese healthcare, the ones who provide the help and healing are the medical providers, similar to the physicians in our country. The visits to the doctor are very short ones that include the patient explaining any problems that might be occurring, pick up medication and the check of the blood pressure of the patient lasting no more than three to five minutes. There are no middlemen or gatekeepers in the Japanese medical system, patients are allowed to seek help or advice from any kind of specialist. There are no appointments made keeping the care fast and efficient, and the cost of receiving care is less than half of what the average American would pay for healthcare.
The Japanese medical systems is completely under a professional sector of health care with the Government being entirely involved with the payment system so that everyone in Japan receives the same healthcare. Most likely everyone is receiving some type of health care, if there are people who are not able to afford it, the government picks up bills of the less successful. The body and symptoms are understood and treated the same ways we do in our society, such as MRI, CAT scans, and any additional test, but they are fall less expensive which is the disadvantage for the healthcare providers of Japan. The health professional are 50% financial deficit because of such cheap. On the contrary it is US patients receiving the debit of health care.
In this kind of professional sector the government controls the only medical payment system they have which has been implemented for a while now, and it mostly benefits what is best for the patients. With the little healthcare they do receive at the sustainably low prices, the people of Japan are in very good health and their system seems to be working very well for them.